Acknowledgements for Reading copyright material

Acknowledgements

Every effort has been made to trace all copyright holders, but if any have been inadvertently overlooked, the Publishers will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements at the first opportunity.

Although every effort has been made to ensure that website addresses are correct at time of going to press, RS Assessment cannot be held responsible for the content of any website mentioned in this book. It is sometimes possible to find a relocated web page by typing in the address of the homepage for a website in the URL window of your browser.

The Publishers would like to thank the following for permission to reproduce copyright material.

 

Year 2

The Selfish Crocodile by Faustin Charles © Faustin Charles, 1998, The Selfish Crocodile and Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

The Wrong Kind of Flower by Julia Donaldson. Extract from The Wrong Kind of Bark by Julia Donaldson. Text copyright © 2004 Julia Donaldson. Published by Egmont UK Limited and used with permission.

 

Florence Nightingale by Kay Barnham, first published in the UK by Wayland, an imprint of Hachette Children’s Books, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DZ.

 

The Ugly Duckling. Reproduced from First Reading: The Ugly Duckling by permission of Usborne Publishing, 83-85 Saffron Hill, London EC1N 8RT, UK. www.usborne.com. Copyright © 2006 Usborne Publishing Ltd.

Water, Water Everywhere by Jillian Harker © Jillian Harker. Reproduced by kind permission of the author.

 

Year 3

Only a Show by Anne Fine, published by Penguin Books. Reprinted by permission of David Higham Associates.

The Balloon Man by Eric Finney. © The Estate of Eric Finney. Reprinted by kind permission of the Estate of Eric Finney.

Zeus on the Loose by John Dougherty (Copyright © John Dougherty). Reprinted by permission of AM Heath Ltd.

Mairi’s Mermaid by Michael Morpurgo, published by Egmont UK Ltd. Reprinted by permission of David Higham Associates.

Mr Giant and the Beastly Baron by Tony Bradman, first published in the UK by Orchard Books, an imprint of Hachette Children’s Books, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DZ.

Alex the Walking Accident by Ian Whybrow (Copyright © Ian Whybrow, 2006) is reproduced by permission of United Agents on behalf of Ian Whybrow.

The Shady Character by Colin McNaughton Copyright © 1993 Cohn McNaughton. The Shady Character from MAKING FRIENDS WITH FRANKENSTEIN by Cohn McNaughton. Reproduced by permission of Walker Books Ltd, London SE1 1 SHJ.

www.walker.co.uk

 

How? by Richard Edwards from Night-night, Knight and Other Poems. Permission sought from rightsholder.

The Answers by Robert Clairmont from Night-night, Knight and Other Poems. Permission sought from rightsholder.

Dick Wittington from The Emperor’s New Clothes and Other Stories retold by Mary Hoffman. Permission sought from rightsholder.

Year 4

Tilly Mint and the Leaf-lords from Tilly Mint Tales by Berlie Doherty, published by Young Corgi Books. Reprinted by permission of David Higham Associates.

Don’t Tread on Worms! by Eric Finney. © The Estate of Eric Finney. Reprinted by kind permission of the Estate of Eric Finney.

Viking Vik and the Longship from Shoo Rayner, first published in the UK by Orchard Books, an imprint of Hachette Children’s Books, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DZ.

Anancy by Lilian Allen from Under the Moon and Over the Sea, published by Walker Books. Reprinted by kind permission of the author.

Discovered: Stonehenge Village by James Owen. Reproduced by permission of National Geographic Creative.

Damian Drooth Supersleuth: Dog Snatchers by Barbara Mitchelhill. Reprinted by permission of Andersen Press Ltd.

Sprint by Roger Stevens from Olympic Poems by Brian Moses and Roger Stevens, published by Macmillan. Reprinted by kind permission of the author.

A Bag Full of Stories by Anna Milbourne, Heather Amery and Gillian Doherty. Reproduced from The Usborne Book of Myths and Legends by permission of Usborne Publishing, 83-85 Saffron Hill, London EC1N 8RT, UK. www.usborne.com. Copyright © 2006 Usborne Publishing Ltd.

Brave Hendrick by Anna Milbourne, Heather Amery and Gillian Doherty. Reproduced from The Usborne Book of Myths and Legends by permission of Usborne Publishing, 83-85 Saffron Hill, London EC1N 8RT, UK. www.usborne.com. Copyright © 2006 Usborne Publishing Ltd.

Belling the Cat from The First Macmillan Nursery Collection by Mary Hoffman. Permission sought from rightsholder.

Year 5

Oliver Twist retold by Mary Sebag-Montefiore. Reproduced from Oliver Twist by permission of Usborne Publishing, 83-85 Saffron Hill, London EC1N 8RT, UK. www.usborne.com. Copyright © 2007 Usborne Publishing Ltd.

 

Colly’s Barn by Michael Morpurgo. Text copyright © 1991 Michael Morpurgo. Published by Egmont UK Ltd and used with permission.

 

‘Why Do You Stay Up So Late?’ From Rain by Don Paterson. Published by Faber, 2009. Copyright © Don Paterson. Reproduced by permission of the author c/o Rogers, Coleridge & White Ltd., 20 Powis Mews, London W11 1JN.

The Cats’ Protection League by Roger McGough, from Bad, Bad Cats (© Roger McGough 1997) is printed by permission of Peters Fraser & Dunlop Ltd on behalf of Roger McGough.

 

TOM’S MIDNIGHT GARDEN by Philippa Pearce (OUP,1958) 1 extract. By permission of Oxford University Press, UK.

Ten Freaky Forces of Nature by Douglas E. Richards. Reproduced by permission of National Geographic Creative.

Room 13 by Robert Swindells. Permission sought from rightsholder. We invite world rights holders to contact us.

 

Year 6

The Titanic by Gillian Clarke © Gillian Clarke. Reprinted by kind permission of the author.

Act 1 Lachland’s Workshop by Philip Pullman from The Firework-Maker’s Daughter © Philip Pullman, adapted for stage by Stephen Russell 2010. By kind permission of Oberon Books Ltd.

Prehistoric Britain by Ruth Brocklehurst. Reproduced from The Usborne History of Britain by permission of Usborne Publishing, 83-85 Saffron Hill, London EC1N 8RT, UK. www.usborne.com. Copyright © 2008 Usborne Publishing Ltd.

 

Act 1 Druid’s Grove from Carrie’s War by © Emma Jane Reeves and Nina Bawden 2006. By kind permission of Oberon Books Ltd.

The Ground Gives Way from Stig of the Dump by Clive King, published by Puffin Classics 2010. Reprinted by permission of David Higham Associates.

Geography Lesson from Juggling with Gerbils by Brian Patten. Published by Puffin, 2000. © Brian Patten. Reproduced by permission of the author c/o Rogers, Coleridge & White Ltd., 20 Powis Mews, London W11 1JN.

Peggy Sue from Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, published by Heinemann Young Books Ltd 1999. Reprinted by permission of David Higham Associates.

The Sword in the Stone by Felicity Brooks. Reproduced from The Tales of King Arthur by permission of Usborne Publishing, 83-85 Saffron Hill, London EC1N 8RT, UK. www.usborne.com. Copyright © 2006 Usborne Publishing Ltd.

Talking Turkeys by Benjamin Zephaniah. Permission sought from rightsholder.

Being Human from Why Is Snot Green? And Other Extremely Important Questions (And Answers) from the Science Museum by Glen Murphy. Permission sought from rightsholder.

Standards and Testing Agency video resources

We recently shared the key takeaways from the November 2016 Standards and Testing Agency webinars on primary assessment. The STA have now released videos of these webinars, along with other informative videos on themes such as ‘Understanding Scaled Scores’. You can watch these in their media and training area here.

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2017 Assessments Webinar: KS1 and KS2

On 15th November 2016, the Standards and Testings Agency broadcast a webinar on 2017 assessments. We’ve summarised the key points below.

Key stage 1 assessments: an overview

  • There will be no new test types introduced before 2018/19.
  • The consultation on the future of primary assessment will commence early next year.
  • Thursday 29th June is the KS1 teacher assessments submission deadline.
  • The KS1 spelling and grammar test will remain optional for 2017. Schools who wish to use it can still download materials from NCA tools.

Key stage 2 assessments: an overview

  • There will be no new test types introduced before 2018/19.
  • The consultation on the future of primary assessment will commence early next year.
  • Year 7 re-sits will not be introduced.
  • A statutory multiplication times tables check will be going ahead, but not before the 2018/19 academic year.

Key stage 1 assessments: key questions answered

Last year, the DfE changed its expectations regarding handwriting for writing assessment. Are there any changes this year?

No. To reach the expected standard,  handwriting is not a necessary component.

Do children have to pass phonics check to be considered as meeting the expected standard in reading? 

No. If teachers want to include the phonics check as evidence of a child meeting expectations that is okay, but there is no formal requirement for a child to pass to be considered ‘working at expectations’.

Will the test results have to be reported to the LA? 

No. The tests are there to help inform teacher assessment which will then need to be reported to the DfE. LAs can ask to see tests as part of moderation visits.

Should P Scales still be used to assess children with SEN?

Yes. One of the recommendations from the Rochford Review is to make P Scales non-statutory; however, for this current academic year, P Scales remain statutory and should still be used.

What classes as independent in terms of spelling for a child working at the expected standard in writing?

Any resources that the child accesses independently e.g. words on the wall or in the dictionary (providing they choose to use these resources themselves) are acceptable. An electronic resource that suggests spellings for a child automatically would not be considered independent, nor would a teacher’s suggestion to check spellings.

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Guide to the 2016 key stage 2 national tests

We have worked with Deputy Head teacher Micheal Tidd to produce a handy guide to the 2016 key stage 2 national test results for parents and carers.

As children reach the end of their final year in key stage 2, their school will be reporting to parents their achievements in the National Curriculum assessments. The results from tests and teacher assessment judgements are made against the same framework for all children in the country. However, every school will also have its own school report format which will offer much more information about children’s successes. Parents should always consider the statutory results in combination with the school’s other feedback. This guide is intended to help explain the results of the national statutory assessments to parents and carers.

Head to the Rising Stars website to download your FREE copy. (You’ll need to login or create a free My Rising Stars account – granting you access to a wealth of additional free resources!)

Writing assessments for KS2 brought forward to 27th May

The Standards and Testing Agency have announced that the submission deadline for writing assessment will be brought forward to 27th May, a month earlier than in 2015. Year 6 children will sit the new national tests during the week beginning 9th May. The teacher assessment for writing must then be completed within two weeks. Also, schools will not know if they have been selected for moderation before they submit the data.

Read this article from Schools Week for more information. 

Updates to the KS2 assessment and reporting arrangements for 2016

Children who are at the end of Key Stage 2 in May 2016 will be the first to be assessed against the new national curriculum. Ahead of these new national tests, the Standards and Testing Agency have released updated statutory guidance for head teachers and local authority coordinators. The guidance includes the key changes to the new Key Stage 2 national tests and the updated reporting and assessment arrangements.

Full guidance from the Standards and Testing Agency can be found here.

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